Built in 1839 by noted architect Augustus Phelps, it eventually became the home of Judge Ezekiel Cullen, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas, and a member of the 3rd Congress.
The house was presented to to the Ezekiel Cullen Chapter of The Daughters of The Republic of Texas in San Augustine in 1953 by Hugh Roy Cullen, grandson of Ezekiel Cullen. The home is the headquarters for the Ezekiel Cullen Chapter, DRT.
In September, 1984, the Cullen Foundation presented $250,000 to the Ezekiel Cullen Chapter to be used for the upkeep of the home and grounds. It is used as an historical events center and museum in the community, as well as for social occasions and meeting place for the chapter.
The Cullen House also contains a collection of paintings by the renowned portrait artist, S. Seymour Thomas, a native of San Augustine. Antiques and historical furnishings are on display in the home.
A docent is present to tour groups and individuals February through mid-December, Thursday through Saturday, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., and by special appointment.
For more information, please contact the Ezekeil Cullen Chapter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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